Marked Men #5
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.
After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.
Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.
Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good
I really enjoy all of these Marked Men books and of course it doesn’t end with Rowdy
Rowdy was the fun guy of the group. One of those guys who had a chick in his bed every night with no strings attached. Then Salem came storming back into his life.
Salem in my opinion is pretty awesome. Not only does she rock the high self esteem, strong will and independent woman vibe but she’s also super sweet and easy to like. Salem and Rowdy have a past and you could tell from the past that Rowdy adored her.. until she left him and her sister in that little town in Texas. He even went so far as to propose to her sister but she wouldn’t have him and he was pretty tore up about it. The story gets deeper though and has a few surprises as to what happened.
At first I was annoyed with the back and forth between the two because honestly I just wanted them to be together but I suppose could understand the issues that they had to work through.
I enjoyed the banter and the fun that they had together and at times I would actually look like and idiot smiling as I read it.
Than Salems sister arrives and of course first thought is Oh Crap… the stuff going on there was crazy and I actually liked how the author handled the subject of what was going on with Poppy.
We also get introduced to more characters who of course I hope get their own books because they have captured my interest.
The ending has me excited to pick up Asa!
Fun read, heartbreaking moments, breath catching moments, and points where you can’t help but look like and doof while grinning down at a book ( or a kindle)